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Rajiv Gandh's 66th birth anniversary - Nation paid Tribute.

Chennai, Aug. 21 -- On his 66th birth day on Friday, the nation paid tribute to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, who was killed by LTTE human Bomb.

Floral tributes and administration of communal harmony pledge marked the celebration of birth anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi in Chennai.

Tamil Nadu Governor Surjit Singh Barnala administered the Communal Harmony pledge to the officers and staff of Raj Bhavan.

State Education Minister K Anbazhagan, his cabinet colleagues, and Assembly Speaker R Avudaiyappan paid floral tributes to a portrait of the late leader in the old secretariat complex at fort.st.george.

Mr. Anbazhagan administered the communal harmony pledge to the Ministers and to the Government staff at the Secretariat.

Congress leaders also paid rich tributes to the late leader.

Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) President K V Thangkabalu garlanded a statue of Rajiv Gandhi at Saidapet and paid tributes.

At a function held at the TNCC headquarters Sathyamurthy Bhavan here, senior State Congress leaders, MLAs and functionaries paid floral tributes.

The entire nation has fondly remembered the dynamic leader Rajiv Gandhi.

In national capttal Delhi, President Pratibha Patil, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Rajiv's widow and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, her children Priyanka Vadra, and Rahul Gandhi MP were among the first to pay floral tributes to the late leader at his memorial 'Veer Bhumi'.

Besides, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni, former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and senior Congress leaders also paid floral tributes at the memorial.

Mottorised vehicles to 150 disabled persons

Later at a separate function, Sonia Gandhi presented motorized vehicles to 150 disabled persons. All recipients of the vehicles suffer from severe lower-limb disability.

The function was organized by Rajiv Gandhi Foundation.

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